Chinese flag carrier Air China has signed a wide-reaching partnership agreement with Germany’s Lufthansa Group to launch a joint venture (JV) on routes between Europe and China from the 2017 summer schedule. The agreement also extends to Lufthansa subsidiaries Austrian Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Both Star Alliance carriers signed a memorandum of understanding in summer 2014. Based on the agreement, the two carriers will better coordinate flight timetables, ...

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